During an online meeting, Vesic pointed to the fact that the People's Republic of China has become the second largest foreign trade partner of Serbia, after the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as to the fact that in 2022 the volume of foreign trade exchange amounted to $6.15 billion, which is approximately 20.5 percent more than in 2021.
He stated that Serbian exports to China in 2022 increased by 23.5 percent compared to 2021, and imports increased by approximately 19.8 percent in the same period.
The Minister expressed his belief that cooperation with China will significantly increase after the free trade agreement and that China will become an even more important partner of Serbia.
Vesic expressed his gratitude to Xiaopeng for the investments that China has in Serbia, such as Zijin mining and Linglong, as well as many others, and expressed his wish for continued cooperation in this direction.
He used the opportunity to thank the Chinese Minister on the support that this country gives in the preservation of Serbia’s territorial integrity.
Stating that there was talk of further road construction in Serbia, Vesic pointed out that Chinese companies are interested in the new Belgrade-Zrenjanin road, as well as in the continuation of the Danube Corridor and the continuation of the bypass around Belgrade.
The Minister of Transport of the People's Republic of China said that the Chinese side highly values the strengthening of cooperation with Serbia in the field of transport and traffic and that he would like it to be further deepened and expanded.